New Russian Submarines Are So Silent That The U.S. Navy Calls Them “Black Holes”

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Did you know that Russia is building submarines that are so quiet that the U.S. military cannot detect them?  These “black hole” submarines can freely approach the coastlines of the United States without fear of being detected whenever they want.  In fact, a “nuclear-powered attack submarine armed with long-range cruise missiles” sailed around in the Gulf of Mexico for several weeks without being detected back in 2012.  And now Russia is launching a new class of subs that have “advanced stealth technology”.  The U.S. Navy openly acknowledges that they cannot track these subs when they are submerged.  That means that the Russians are able to sail right up to our coastlines and launch nukes whenever they want.  But instead of trying to find a way to counteract this potential threat, the Obama administration has been working very hard to dismantle the U.S. strategic nuclear arsenal.  In the end, we could potentially pay a great price for this utter foolishness.

recent RT article discussed these new super silent “black hole” submarines.  To say that they are impressive would be a massive understatement…

Russia has launched its new state-of-the-art Novorossiysk submarine, which set sail from a St Petersburg shipyard to become the first of six diesel-electric stealth subs delivered to the Russian Black Sea fleet in the next two years.

The Novorossiysk belongs to the Varshavyanka-class (Project 636), which is characterized by advanced stealth technology, making it virtually undetectable when submerged.

“Our potential opponents call it the ‘Black Hole’ due to the very low noise emission and visibility of the submarine,” Konstantin Tabachny, captain of the Novorossiysk, told Channel One TV.“To be undetectable is the main quality for a submarine. And this whole project really fits its purpose.”

Of course Russia has been building “near silent” submarines for quite some time.  In fact, their nuclear submarines are already far quieter than anything the U.S. currently has…

Russia recently launched its near silent nuclear submarine following several years of development.

The Borey Class submarine, dubbed Vladimir Monomakh, has a next generation nuclear reactor, can dive deeper than 1,200 feet, and carries up to 20 nuclear intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM).

Each of these “Bulava” ICBM’s can carry ten detachable MIRV warheads, what they call “re-entry vehicles,” capable of delivering 150 kiloton yields per warhead

And as I mentioned above, these submarines have the ability to approach the coastlines of the United States without the U.S. military ever even knowing that they were there.

In addition, Russia has been working feverishly to upgrade other elements of their strategic arsenal as well.  For example, it was recently announced that Russia will soon begin work on a new strategic bomber…

Russia will begin the full-scale R&D work on its future strategic bomber in 2014, a senior aircraft-manufacturing industry official said Thursday.

The project, known as PAK-DA (an acronym meaning “future long-range aircraft”), has been in the works for several years but was given the formal go-ahead by the Russian leadership last year.

The Russians are also working very hard to modernize their nuclear forces…

Russia is developing several new missiles, including a weapon U.S. intelligence agencies have assessed as a covert intermediate-range nuclear missile called the RS-26 that is being developed and tested in apparent violation of the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty.

The Russian government has denied the RS-26 violates the INF treaty and claims it is a new ICBM, which some arms compliance experts say is a violation of the 2010 New START treaty.

Sadly, most Americans have no idea that any of this is going on.

Most Americans just assume that “the Cold War is over” and that Russia will never be a threat to us ever again.

If only that was actually true.

Today, Russia is stronger both economically and militarily than it has ever been before.

And as you just read about, Russia is rapidly preparing for a potential future conflict with the United States.

If the Cold War truly is over, then why does Russia have more spies inside the U.S. today than it did at any point during the Cold War?

The American people need to wake up.

As all of this has been going on, Barack Obama has been working relentlessly to dismantle the U.S. strategic nuclear arsenal.  The following is an excerpt from one of my previous articles

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Back in 1967, the U.S. military had more than 31,000 strategic nuclear warheads.

Since that time, the U.S. strategic nuclear arsenal has been reduced by about 95 percent.

The START Treaty that Obama agreed to back in 2010 will limit both the United States and Russia to a maximum of 1,550 deployed strategic nuclear warheads.

But that is not nearly enough of a reduction for Obama.

Back in June, he declared that “after a comprehensive review” he has decided that the United States can reduce the number of our deployed nuclear warheads by another one-third…

After a comprehensive review, I’ve determined that we can ensure the security of America and our allies, and maintain a strong and credible strategic deterrent, while reducing our deployed strategic nuclear weapons by up to one-third.  And I intend to seek negotiated cuts with Russia to move beyond Cold War nuclear postures.

That would leave us with around 1,000 warheads.

And thanks to the various treaties that we have signed, Russia will know where most of those warheads are located.

So this makes a scenario in which Russia and China collectively conduct a first strike against the United States much more conceivable.  If Russia or China knows exactly where our warheads are, it would be very easy to take most of them out in less than 10 minutes with a submarine-based first strike.

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The fact that Russia is building subs that are so quiet that the U.S. Navy cannot even detect them is a very, very big deal.

It means that at any time the Russians could have their subs pop up right off of our coastlines and deliver an absolutely crippling first strike that would hit us before we would have any chance of responding.

No, I do not believe that such a thing will happen this year, or next year or the year after that.

But as relations between the United States and Russia continue to go downhill, the stage is being set for such a scenario to happen in the future.

World War III is coming at some point, and the decisions that are being made right now are making it far more likely that the United States will be the loser of that conflict.

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Michael Snyder is a writer, speaker and activist who writes and edits his own blogs The American Dream , The Truth and Economic Collapse Blog.

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  • Milo Mindbender

    Diesel submarines are very quiet, but limited in the operational range by battery life. I hunted the Soviet fleet back in the day, and remember when the kilo was approved for export to Iran all nuclear submarines make a distinctive sonic signature, and the hard part is id’ing the tells, we dismantled our listening posts years ago, and are not monitoring the oceans like we used to.

    • ADAK ALASKA IS SHUT DOWN

      Now the Ruskies can buzz all over the place with impunity.
      USA INC is so insane they don’t care.

  • Apex predator

    Einstein said,we’ll throw rocks on the other side..

  • RickE.

    I am anti-war but NOT anti-defense! Russia is starting to pull ahead of us while our worthless president helps to make it so.

    Our troops are unwisely dispersed throughout the world on occupying foreign country missions that are folly at best! There are not enough ground troops here on our soil in the event that we are attacked HERE.

    At the same time, Obama is kowtowing to our enemies Russia and China, by allowing their troops to train in high security situations such as grid-down scenarios. (Russia and China have stated that we are their enemies many times).
    Thus operational security is a joke and is compromised!

    The “change” coming next will not be pretty!

  • SoFedUp

    Just show that how out touch DC is to the real issue going on, all they care about is there size of their wallets. The late great US

  • Barn Cat

    Developing new submarines is extremely expensive. I doubt that Russia has better subs than we do.

  • Barn Cat

    Even if their subs aren’t that great they could still fire ICBM’s just a few miles from the east coast. We’d have less than 5 minutes warning before Washington DC and New York were nuked.

    • Jean

      JEEZ-UZZZZ…. Now I want to root for Mother Russia!
      And they do it while only taxing the people at 13%!!!!

      Where does MY money go? Some welfare Queen in Shit-cago? THAT helps us out, with her popping out womb turds as fast as possible…

      America is an empire falling apart. We should hasten the demise, so we can hasten the rebuild following. Best way to do that, is to remove the problems: International bankers, mutlinational corporations, and government.

      And I know how that sounds…

    • ADAK ALASKA IS SHUT DOWN

      WE can do fine without DC

  • GladI’mnotAmerican

    By the time ww3 comes around, the USA will have already disintegrated into a bunch of warring city states and the only nuclear threat it will pose will be the remains of its arsenal being used as leverage by the terrorist generals who have taken control of their local area.
    What used to be your government will be clutching the tattered remains of its power and operating out its D. U. M. Bases while the civilian survivors of the attempted uprising eke out a starvation existence in the lawless wastes of the gmo caused semi deserts, hiding and/or sniping at the ‘law enforcement drones’ as they buzz threateningly through the skies.
    Russia will be/is far more concerned with china than the collapsing civilisation situated in the North American land mass.

    I’m sure only those U.S citizens who read this website are deeply concerned about these (very possible) scenarios , including you folks at the NSA, hi, how’s it going …
    But as for everyone else I’m sure that truly the important matters are wether miley Cyrus will pose nude in a skin mag, or if fast and furious 7 will get finished now that Paul Walker has died tragically.

  • Anonymous

    hah.. the United States has advanced technology i could only equate to type 1 civilizations like UFO and weather control. and you’re worried about a stealth sub.

    obama is working ‘really hard’ to dismantle nukes? why doesn’t he just do it already? sorry but i call bullshit on that one just like everything else he says. you know he’s a spokeman lying puppet for financial interests, right?

  • http://TheDailySheeple cracker122049

    So kids if you are out fishing and spot a periscope be sure to tell your baitshop so they can report it!See something say something kinda deal.Russia and China both have turned up in places right before the very eyes of the Navy hunting them and the Navy had no clue. But the MSM isn’t going to report that either.We give the MIC a lot of money and they line their pockets very well with it!

  • Dennis Selby

    Russians have been trying to find our U.S. “black holes” for many many years. They are just catching up with us. I had a cousin who was a Nuke sonar operator and he said that they actually “looked” for “black holes”, that is areas of the ocean that were just “too quiet.” It’s never really “quiet” in nature.
    We should probably worry more about an Iranian directed container ship off the Gulf Coast. They need only one well-placed missile to cripple us forever.

  • xhh

    I Russia does anything, I plan on:

    a.) Using my Obamaphone to call for help

    b.) Start chanting “Yes we can” real loud

    c.) Wait for my free Obama chicken to show up at the door

    • Jean

      It is STALIN’S chicken, Comrade… 😉
      (google it if you don’t know the reference.)

  • akvalmet30

    If Russia would only Nuke California and Washington with small grade tactical nukes I would not complain one bit. In fact, I would cheer them on while sipping on a cold one.

    • Jean

      You left out NYC!!!
      SPREAD THE WEALTH!!!

      And while we’re at it, Detroit, Chicago, Tallahassee, Boston… Albany… New Jersey (Sorry, Mom and Dad, but I included Boston, and I’m there, so deal!)